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Advisory: HPE StoreFabric Converged Network Adapters - FCoE Out of Box HBA Driver Fails to Rebuild initrd During Installation on SLES11 SP4


Document ID: a00025801en_us

Version: 2

Advisory: (REVISED) HPE StoreFabric Converged Network Adapters - FCoE Out of Box HBA Driver Fails to Rebuild initrd During Installation on SLES11 SP4
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2017-09-21

Last Updated: 2017-09-21


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The Broadcom (Emulex) FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) out of box driver installation does not automatically rebuild the "initrd" during installation on the SLES11 SP4 operating system as expected. This behavior affects the installation kits that are part of the September 2017 Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP).

The affected kits are named:

  • brcmfcoe-kmp-default-11.2.1263.16_3.0.101_63-1.sles11sp4.x86_64.rpm
  • brcmfcoe-kmp-trace-11.2.1263.16_3.0.101_63-1.sles11sp4.x86_64.rpm
  • brcmfcoe-kmp-xen-11.2.1263.16_3.0.101_63-1.sles11sp4.x86_64.rpm

containing FCoE driver version 11.2.1263.16.


The FCoE adapters affected by this issue are listed under Platforms Affected.

This issue affects SLES11 SP4 only; no other operating systems are impacted.


This issue is resolved in the following packages available for download at the HPE website:

  • brcmfcoe-kmp-default-11.2.1263.21_3.0.101_63-1.sles11sp4.x86_64.rpm
  • brcmfcoe-kmp-trace-11.2.1263.21_3.0.76_0.11-1.sles11sp3.x86_64.rpm
  • brcmfcoe-kmp-xen-11.2.1263.21_3.0.101_63-1.sles11sp4.x86_64.rpm

These packages contain updated FCoE driver version 11.2.1263.21.

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Hardware Platforms Affected: HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-T Adapter, HPE StoreFabric CN1200E 10GBASE-T Dual Port Converged Network Adapter, HPE StoreFabric CN1200E 10Gb Converged Network Adapter, HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-SFP+ Adapter, HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter, HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter
Operating Systems Affected: Not Applicable
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: SIK2481
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